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Bridal Shower

Megan, on June 30, 2020 at 4:06 PM Posted in Parties and Events 1 6
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So my mom and fmil were hosting a bridal shower for me in September. My recently postponed our wedding to next October but will still be legally getting married on our original date. I figured we would just cancel the shower entirely, especially because it’s not safe to have this year. They were very upset and said I still needed to have a shower and it didn’t matter because they were hosting I don’t have a say and to just do it. I think it’s kinda weird to have a bridal shower after already being married a year, but it’s kind of not because we are still having a big wedding next year. Any opinions?


Latest activity by Lee, on July 11, 2020 at 12:32 PM
  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I think it's ok to have one next year if that's what you want.

    but if they are so insistent on hosting something for you then maybe just say a bridal luncheon then with a few other people? and then you can do the large shower next year

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    I think as long as everyone knows that you're already married, it's fine. It's their own choice to attend.

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  • Molly
    Rockstar September 2020
    Molly ·
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    With everything going on anything goes lol. The rule book was thrown out the window in March.

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  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    I think as the guest of honor, you get to decide if and when you have a party. Yes, the hosts throw it, but at your convenience/consent.

    Would it be better if you did a virtual or drive by party?

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  • Super August 2020
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    We also postponed our reception to 2021 and are still getting married this year. I didn't really care about having a shower in the first place, but people I want to make happy really wanted to throw one for me so I'm going along with it. I didn't think it made sense for the shower to be held after I was married, either, so it's happening this year. I live in a area that had a pretty rough spring covid-wise, and is now doing relatively well, but it's going to be a drive-through/Zoom shower for public health reasons.
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  • L
    Beginner August 2020
    Lee ·
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    We postponed the big day to next year but are getting legally married this summer. We were supposed to have a co-ed wedding shower this weekend, but that obviously is not happening. We never really considered a drive-by/zoom one because the only reason I really want one is for people to be able to gather and have fun. So my mother is throwing a shower next year before the big event next fall. Slightly odd that it will be after we are married, but at this point, everything is not normal and I think people are finally starting to realize that. So if the only reason you are hesitant is because of the timing, I personally would not be concerned.

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